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Semitruck backed over woman in Orange County, troopers say

Pedestrian run over twice in Dollar General parking lot, according to officials

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman who was standing behind a semitruck in a Dollar General parking lot was killed when the vehicle backed into her, then ran over her again, according to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 5:15 a.m. Thursday at a Dollar General store at 3986 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County.

The driver, 64-year-old Earl Jones, of Plant City, was parked behind the store and, for an unknown reason, a 42-year-old St. Cloud woman was standing behind the vehicle, the report said.

Jones' semitruck hit  the woman as he backed out, according to officials. When he stopped and pulled forward to see what he hit, he ran over the woman again, troopers said.

The crash is under investigation.


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